Sorry I'm late to the party. I've had an 80XL for prolly around fifteen years. I got it for its cleans to play more traditional jazz at home and in smaller venues. I like the models and effects OK, and its looping capablity, but most often use it clean with a touch of tremolo and delay. The looper gets used in layers, with a BOSS pedal, most often to find good riffs and hone improvisation skills. It's punchy, bright, and loud. Great amp for the money. But I'll be honest, these days I use an original Mesa Express 5:50 (with a half dozen pedals) most of the time in a home studio.